Female athletes in the Socorro Independent School District won all three 2019 UTEP Athletic Department Flo Hyman Awards for their contribution and participation in academics, athletics, and leadership. The students were recognized at a special banquet and at the UTEP basketball game on Feb. 23.
The three SISD student-athletes that won the awards were Kylah Dickerson, fourth-grade student at Lujan-Chavez Elementary; Nevaeh Buntyn, an eighth-grade student at Sun Ridge Middle School; and Riley Perez, a senior at El Dorado High School. They were among 51 female athletes in El Paso nominated for the recognition that is awarded in three categories – elementary, middle, and high school.
The award pays tribute to Flo Hyman, who was captain of the 1984 U.S. Olympic volleyball team and took an active role in promoting opportunities for women athletes.